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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte publicity photograph of silent film star MYRTLE STEDMAN c.1918.
She is depicted in a close interior shot holding 5 playing cards as she looks pensively off-camera. Printed on double-weight stock with a beautiful matte finish, the image quality is especially sharp and you can see the details of how her make-up was applied for the camera. It is in very fine- condition.

*"Myrtle Stedman (born Myrtle Lincoln; March 3, 1883 – January 8, 1938) was an American leading lady and later character actress in motion pictures who began in silent films in 1910.


Her first appearances in movies, beginning in 1910, were in Selig studio Western and action short films. She was the only female member of Selig's company at that time, making her the female lead in all of that studio's Westerns. Among her feature films are Flaming Youth, The Valley of the Moon, The Dangerous Age, and The Famous Mrs. Fair


After Selig, Stedman joined the Hobart Bosworth Productions Company. She also worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Famous Players-Lasky studios. She retired in 1931, but in 1936, she was signed by Warner Brothersto play bit and extra roles. A contract with Warner Bros. was in effect at the time of her death. In 1917, Stedman toured the United States for 10 weeks, making personal appearances at theaters that had shown her films. After the tour, she planned to go to New York to form her own company to make films. Her last release was Accidents Will Happen, in 1938.


On January 8, 1938, Stedman died of a heart attack at age 52. She was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California."
*(source: Wikipedia)


MYRTLE STEDMAN (c.1918) US Double-Weight 8x10 Photograph

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